Energy Now & TU/e SG – Sustainable Energy Talks

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Join the Sustainable Energy Talks on April 26

 As a warm-up to the Energy Now conference we present three SETalks in cooperation with Studium Generale.

Karsten van Asdonk will introduce you to mechanisms that prevented the breakthrough of brilliant ideas the last century. Researchers dr. Johanna Höffken & dr. Ankit Kumar will tell about successful introduction of smart grids in India. CEO of Amber Mobility, Steven Nelemans, will present your personal car on-demand system.

During their 10-minute presentations the speakers will present new inventions and insights that will contribute to the future energy transition. Get inspired!

Location: TU/e Blauwe Zaal Auditorium
More Info: Energy Now

TU/e – Dies Natalis 2017, ‘Haalt de universiteit 2040?’

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De 61e oprichtingsdag van de universiteit wordt gevierd op donderdag 20 april 2017 om 15.30 uur in de Paterskerk, Tramstraat 37 te Eindhoven.

Het thema van deze Dies is ‘Haalt de universiteit 2040?’. Een aantal sprekers zullen vanuit hun eigen optiek en deskundigheid hun licht over de toekomstige ontwikkelingen doen schijnen.

More info: Website TU/e

Afscheidsrede Jos Lichtenberg

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Afscheidsrede Jos Lichtenberg
d.d. 16 december 2016 – 16:00

Locatie: Blauwe zaal, TU/e Eindhoven

TU/e Holstlezing & symposia

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This year’s Holst Lecture, the 40th since 1977, will be given by Andrew B. Watson PhD.  In his Holst Lecture he will reflect on his work as a Senior Scientist for Vision Research at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Watson will receive the prestigious Holst Memorial Lecture Award 2016 for his important contributions to vision research.  

The Windows of visibility
In his Lecture ‘The Windows of Visibility’ dr. Watson will refer to the fact that we do not see the world as it is, but only the view that is admitted by the window of our visual sense. In his talk he will explore the many narrow windows of visibility through which we experience the visual world.

Through these limitations, the eye reduces the infinitely complex physics of reality to a finite limited sample of information that our brain can manage. Remarkably, understanding these limitations is also key to designing better visual display technology. Dr. Watson will illustrate this idea with examples from quality optimization of display and lighting systems.

The Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium are organized by Philips Lighting Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Symposium Quality of Light
While the Memorial Lecture by Andrew B. Watson will focus on achievements in vision research, the preceding Symposium will cover four topics, each for 30 minutes including Q&A.

Four eminent speakers, all leading academic and industrial professionals from different disciplines, will each address a specific aspect of light, ranging from consumer and entertainment lighting, horticulture, semantic lighting to virtual city planning and light rendering. In this way, the Symposium will address some of the many values light can offer.

Preceding the Holst Symposium, the TU/e’s Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) organizes its annual public outreach event ILIAD.  Researchers connected to ILI will present current and upcoming research and innovation projects in Intelligent Lighting and its applications in Health and Well-being, focusing on the strategic partnership between TU/e and Philips Lighting. Poster presentations will be part of ILIAD 2016.

Location: Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium, TU/e
More info: TU/e site

Symposium Craig Morris ‘Energy Democracy’

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De Strategic Area Energy van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tilburg University en Eneco nodigen u op 14 november a.s. van harte uit voor een symposium met Craig Morris naar aanleiding van zijn spraakmakende boek Energy Democracy.

De Energiewende zette het energielandschap in Duitsland op zijn kop. In zijn boek Energy Democracy beschrijft journalist Craig Morris hoe deze omwenteling mogelijk werd door lokale en regionale energie-initiatieven. Lang vóór het besluit van de Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel om de kerncentrales te sluiten. Morris laat zien hoe de energietransitie een unieke kans biedt om de energiesector te democratiseren en gemeenschappen te versterken – in Duitsland, maar ook in andere landen en regio’s zoals Brabant.

Graig Morris (@PPchef) is geboren in de Verenigde Staten en woont sinds 1992 in Duitsland. Hij is de auteur van o.a. The Energy Switch (2006) en schrijft over de energietransitie op de bekende Energiewende Blog.

More info: TU/e site
Location: Senaatszaal, Auditorium, TU/e

Everyday Matters of Interaction Design

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Preceding the inaugural lecture of prof. Ron Wakkary, you are cordially invited to attend a symposium entitled ‘Everyday Matters of Interaction Design’.

Click for the Program Symposium or the Invitation inaugural lecture

Location: Auditorium, Blauwe zaal – TU/e
More info: TU/e site

DDW2016 – Mind The Step

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For the third year the visitor of the ‘Het Klokgebouw’ can experience which ingenious designs arise when engineers (to be) of various disciplines use their knowledge and understanding for the sake of design. Technology knowledge and understanding of what the user would help, challenge and enrich.

Location: Strijp S, Eindhoven
More info: Mind The Step

Stan Ackermans Institute Diploma Award Ceremony

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4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (SAI) invites you to the diploma award ceremony of the User System Interaction (USI) programme on Wednesday 5 October 2016.

During this ceremony the User System Interaction design engineers will receive their diploma, a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree.

The festive program takes place in the Blauwe Zaal of the Auditorium at the Eindhoven University of Technology at 15:00.

Location: Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium, TU/e
More info: Website 4TU

SensUS 2016 Biosensor Contest

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SensUs is the first international student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications. SensUs 2016 is being organized by students at Eindhoven University of Technology in collaboration with professors of international universities.

Saturday 10 September is the SensUs Public Event. The student teams will present themselves and their biosensors to the general public. Presentations will also be given by experts in the field. Finally the jury will grant the awards to the winning teams, also based on the results of the testing event on the 9thof September.

13:20     Opening
13:30     “Past, Present and Future of Biosensing” – prof. Koen Kas
14:00     Presentations by the 5 Student Teams
15:15     Break
15:45     “Biosensors Change Healthcare” – prof. Geert-Jan Dinant
16:15     Award Ceremony
16:50     Announcement of Biomarker SensUs 2017
17:00     Closure

Location: Auditorium TU/e
More info: SensUS

TU/e Opening Academic Year 2016-2017

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The opening of the Academic Year marks the official start of the new academic year at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The ceremony is organized for all students, staff and external partners. The official Opening of the 2016-2017 Academic Year takes place on Monday, September 5, 2016, starting at 4 p.m. in the TU/e Auditorium.

Theme: Dream. Dare. Do.

This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the TU/e, which has the theme Dream and Dare. At the opening of the academic year, we want to add the Do. It reflects the ambition the TU/e and its students to actively put their knowledge into practice. This may be as entrepreneurs or as scientists, but always to change society for the better.

We are proud to have three guest speakers from totally different backgrounds. From the public domain to the peak of scientific research and the very top of the industry. We have asked them to share their thoughts with you on their personal challenges and the actions they have taken to reach their goals. From the dream via the dare to the do.


16.00 hrs:  Auditorium

  • Prof.Dr.Ir. Frank Baaijens, Rector Magnificus
  • Mr. Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs
  • Prof.Dr. Hans Clevers, Former President KNAW
  • Ir. Marjan van Loon, President Director Shell Netherlands.
  • Educational Awards

17.30 – 23.30 hrs: Forum, MetaForum
Party with The Partysquad and Hot Town

Location: Auditorium, TU/e
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